Each month Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink issues a crafting challenge. This month it is to combine the colors bright green, black and white. I made a variety of projects which included the color green (which is not a color I use a lot), but I did deviate from the original challenge a little bit.
Here's the original, inspirational photo Nichole posted on her blog:
I wanted to make a masculine, nature-inspired card for Father's Day and grabbed some PTI Vintage Cream and Kraft cardstock. I saw the green patterned paper by Zoe Peam, and knew I wanted to use it right away. I embossed it using a Lifestyle Crafts folder from the Whimsy duo, and added black stitching around the edges. The die-cut and border stamp are from the My Favorite Things Polka Dot Greetings set, and the alphabet stamps are from the Inkadinkado Somerset set. I was tempted to add some ribbons and frills, but kept it pretty clean and simple. At least clean and simple in my book!